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Fine Art Handler/Driver

Job Description

We have partnered up with a market leading Fine Art Shipping company who are looking for an experienced Art Handler/Driver to their growing and dynamic team in San Francisco.

An ideal candidate should hold a full clean drivers’ license, have previous experience within packing, installations and moving a wide variety of art objects.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the proper handling of all art objects, artistic materials and antiques whilst adhering to all appropriate methods for packing, loading, and securing for safe transportation
  • Prepare all paperwork such as bills of lading, labelling, driver logs and detailed reports
  • Receive and release ships from and into the warehouse
  • Ability to load and unload transportation vehicles to ensure safe transportation and storage
  • Ensure safe packing of artwork for all local, national, and international transportation and storage
  • Install and de-install artworks in various locations such as galleries, auction houses and exhibitions
  • Flexibility in schedule as there might be an occasional weekend or evening to work

Skills:

  • Previous experience within art handling
  • Be comfortable and able occasionally having to lift, squat, bend, kneel, crouch, twist alongside the ability to pull and push 150 pounds with a dolly or cart
  • Be comfortable and able to move 50 pounds unaided
  • Safely operate a forklift
  • Be comfortable and able occasionally having to lift, squat, bend, kneel, crouch, twist alongside the ability to pull and push 150 pounds with a dolly or cart
  • Be comfortable and able to move 50 pounds unaided
  • Have good knowledge and experience using equipment such as hand trucks, pallet jacks, jbars, dollies and any warehouse equipment
  • Have exceptional communication skills and attention to detail
  • Troubleshoot and solve onsite problems and when needed escalate to the supervisor